The law defines Battery as when a person intentionally strikes
someone else or purposefully causes physical harm to another person.
With the exception of certain circumstances, battery is a
first-degree misdemeanor crime, punishable by one year in prison and
a $1,000 fine.
Felony battery is a more serious offense with elevated penalties.
Felony battery occurs when the perpetrator commits battery with a
prior battery or felony battery conviction. This offense is a third
degree felony, punishable by a $5,000 fine and ten years in prison.
Call Jennito if you have been charge of a battery charge.